Winter in a Wirral Garden

As the mercury fails and chilly winds hit your Wirral garden we look at things to do gardening wise as Winter is well and truly on its way.

Leaves are falling rapidly with wind and rain are on the increase.

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Winter colours

Some plants need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can’t, it is worth wrapping plants or pots where they are.

Remember winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up if you have a bird table.

Wirral garden services provide a full all year round service as there is always something to do in a garden from cutting back to reclaiming borders with pruning for some plants like a hydrangea in late spring as the dead heads protect the new buds from any frosts. Hedges can be reduced and some shrubs are pruned if they’ve become too big for their space in a border.

TOP TEN JOBS FOR NOVEMBER (THANKS TO ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY):

1 Clear up fallen leaves – especially from lawns, ponds and beds

2 Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging

3 Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year

4 Prune roses to prevent wind-rock

5 Plant out winter bedding

6 Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem

7 Insulate outdoor containers from frost – bubblewrap works well

8 Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks

9 Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden

10 Use a seasonal bonfire – where this is allowed – to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting

Remember we’re here to help with all your garden maintenance jobs.

As the real cold season arrives  we still maintain our bigger acre size gardens but our business becomes more focused on hard landscaping and tree surgery.